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Joseph Lawrence Sears Jr.

 

BRANDON — The graveside committal service and burial for Joseph Lawrence Sears Jr., 71, who died Dec. 28, 2010, will be held on Friday, April 22, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Pine Hill Cemetery in Brandon.

The Rev. Richard White, pastor of the Brandon Congregational Church, will officiate.

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Grace Rhea Barry

 

MONKTON — Grace Rhea Barry, 92, formerly of Wyndmoor, Pa., died peacefully at the home of her daughter in Monkton on April 5, 2011.

Grace was born in the Tioga section of Philadelphia on July 17, 1918, the daughter of Chester A. and Grace (Bortle) Rhea. She graduated from Germantown High School, Philadelphia, Pa., in 1937. 

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Joyce Elaine Pond

 

BRANDON — A memorial Mass of Christian burial for Joyce Elaine Pond, 83, who died April 8, 2011, and her husband Edwin Julian Pond, 86, who died 85 hours later, on April 11, was celebrated on Monday, April 18, at 10 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brandon. The Rev. Albert “Skip” Baltz, pastor, was the celebrant. A private graveside committal service and burial followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Following the ceremony the family received friends at Brandon American Legion Post 55 for a time of fellowship and remembrance.

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Gertrude E. Gerry

 

NEW HAVEN — Gertrude E. Gerry died peacefully on April 7, 2011, surrounded by family at the home of her daughter Donna Smith.

She was born to Almon and Edna Emery on June 1, 1916, in West Paris, Maine. She met and later married Charles W. Gerry in Lovell, Maine, on Nov. 3, 1940. Together they had five children.

Family and friends said they fondly referred to her as GG.

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Marti Kerr Haggerty

 

MIDDLEBURY — Marti Kerr Haggerty died on April 5, 2011, at the Lodge at Otter Creek in Middlebury. She was 77 and suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. She was cared for by the Memory Care staff at the Lodge at Otter Creek.

A “Jersey girl,” she was born in Newark and was a 32-year resident of both Summit and Sea Girt, N.J., before relocating to Weybridge in 2005. She was educated at the Immaculate Conception High School in Montclair, N.J., and Newark State Teachers College, now Kean University.

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Mary Lovinna Hallett

 

BRANDON — Mary Lovinna Hallett, 77, of Brandon passed away on Friday, April 8, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Brandon on June 12, 1933, the daughter of Otis and Lovinna (Baker) Bishop.

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James Augustus “Jim” McEvilla

 

VERGENNES/ESSEX — James Augustus “Jim” McEvilla, 83, of Vergennes passed away peacefully on April 11, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 16, 1927.

Jim graduated from Vergennes High School in 1948 after two years in the Army. Upon graduation, Jim re-enlisted in the Army for 21 years of service. He retired in 1967. His military career spanned World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War.

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Joyce Elaine Pond

 

PITTSFORD — Joyce Elaine Pond, 83, died Friday, April 8, 2011, with her family and a special friend at her side. She was born Dec. 27, 1927, the first child to Raymond F. and Florence Reed in Brandon. She was raised and lived her life in the Brandon/Forest Dale area.

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Grace Slinn Warner

 

MIDDLEBURY — Grace Slinn Warner, 102, a longtime resident of Middlebury, died Sunday, April 6, 2011, at Shard Villa following a brief illness.

Born in Nyack, N.Y., Oct. 4, 1908, she was the daughter of Arthur and Jean (Allan) Slinn.

As a member of a highly respected family, she worked for various families in this area. She enjoyed cooking, embroidery and needlepoint. She enjoyed her independence until January of this year when she moved to Shard Villa. Her family says she will always be remembered for her quick wit and ready response.

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Ann H. Vierling

 

MIDDLEBURY — Ann H. Vierling 90, died Thursday morning, March 31, 2011, at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitaiton Center in Middlebury.

She was born Dec. 11, 1920, in Clinton, Mass., the daughter of the late Henry and Esther (Kirkland) Hardy.

She was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Middlebury. Her family says she was an avid reader and power walker, loved to be in the outdoors, enjoyed gardening and square dancing, and loved all kids.

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Submitting an obituary

The Addison Independent publishes paid obituaries and free notices of passing. Paid obituaries cost 25-cents per word, and $10 per photo. The obituary will publish as it is submitted on the date of the family’s choosing.

For those who do not wish to purchase an obituary, the Addison Independent offers anyone with a local connection the opportunity to publish a notice of passing. These notices may be up to 100 words and are subject to editing by our news department.

Submissions must be received by 11 a.m. on Wednesday for publication in the Thursday paper and 11 a.m. on Friday for Monday’s paper.

Generally, obituaries follow this form:
TOWN — Name, age, of town, died on date, of cause of death. He/She was born on date in town, the son/daughter of father's name and mother's name, including maiden name in parentheses.

Then include a paragraph or two about where the person went to school and what they did for work; where they lived, who they married and when.

Add a sentence or two about what made the person special to family and friends, including hobbies, avocations or other telling details about their life.

He/She is survived by spouse's name; children named individually (and their spouses and towns of residence, if appropriate); siblings named individually; number of grandchildren, parents or other immediate family members.

He/She was predeceased by names of immediate family members.

A memorial service will be held (fill in details of date, time, and place, plus officiate if applicable) with interment at (place). Memorial contributions may be made to (name and complete address, if applicable).

Obituaries may be e-mailed to: [email protected]
 


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